As an avid film watcher, I couldn’t resist joining in with this week’s Listography over at Kate Takes 5.
Having watched an awful lot of children’s movies over the last decade, I’m mosty pretty jaded by animation and talking animals, so my main criterion in putting together this list is films that I’ve watched with William and actually ENJOYED.
Not strictly a kids’ film, although I remember my brother watching the TV series as a child and being glued to it, Will and I went to see this at the cinema last summer and spent DAYS afterwards shrieking ‘Shut Up Fool’, and ‘I Love It When A Plan Comes Together’ at each other and laughing like drains. Great entertainment.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – On Stranger Tides
3. How To Train Your Dragon
Had to give this one a mention as it was the first (of the new genre) 3D we saw, and were blown away by it. My mum came with us to see it, and also enjoyed it, so it gets full marks for being great film for all ages.
Having fond memories of watching Lassie on TV as a kid, I was delighted in 2005 when a movie remake came out, and rushed William off to the cinema to see it with reminscences of my childhood favourite. I LOVED it. Unfortunately William, at the age of 5, was totally traumatised by one of Lassie’s doggy friends dying, and spent the rest of the day bursting into uncontrollable sobs. Not our most successful cinema outing.
5. Miracle on 34th Street
Never fails to put me into the Christmas spirit every year (and I quite often watch the original AND the remake). William used to like watching it with me, but the last couple of years has rolled his eyes and muttered darkly ‘Not this AGAIN, Mum’. I still love it, though.